CARL PERKINS Biography - Musicians


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Name: Carl Perkins                                                               
Birth name: Carl Lee Perkins                                                     
Born: 9 April 1932 Tiptonville, Tennessee, USA                                   
Died: 19 January 1998                                                           
Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 - January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of   
rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music, recorded most     
notably at Sun Records in Memphis, beginning in 1954. An outstanding performer, 
his touch on rock and roll music is still heard to this day, especially through 
his fine compositions and guitar playing. His best known song is "Blue Suede     
According to Charlie Daniels, "Carl Perkins' songs personified the Rockabilly   
Era, and Carl Perkins' sound personifies the Rockabilly Sound more so than       
anybody involved in it, because he never changed." Perkins's songs have been     
recorded by artists as influential as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Johnny     
Cash, which further cemented his place in the history of popular music.